NTSB Identification: ATL88LA187.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37328.
Accident occurred Saturday, May 28, 1988 in MC KENZIE, AL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/02/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 150F, registration: N7067F
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PLT REPORTED THAT HE ATTEMPTED TO TAKEOFF FROM A PASTURE THAT WAS 'TOO SHORT'. THE AIRPLANE BEGAN TO SETTLE SHORTLY AFTER T/O AND ONE OF THE MLG WHEELS STRUCK A SHORT POST IN THE PASTURE. THE AIRPLANE HDG WAS ALTERED AND THE AIRPLANE CRASHED INTO A FENCE. THE AIRPLANE SUBSEQUENTLY IMPACTED THE TERRAIN, SLID TO A STOP, AND CAUGHT FIRE. THE PLT ESTIMATED THAT THE AMBIENT TEMP AT THE TIME WAS ABOUT 85 DEG F. THE FIELD WAS ABOUT 800 FT LONG AND HAD HIGH GRASS IN IT. THE PLT HAD LANDED IN THE PASTURE FOR THE 1ST TIME EARLIER IN THE DAY; THIS WAS HIS 1ST ATTEMPT TO DEPART FROM IT. THE DENSITY ALTITUDE AT THE TIME WAS ESTIMATED TO BE 2,000 FT.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE,TAKEOFF CAPABILITY..EXCEEDED

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

STALL/MUSH..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..FENCE POST


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH VEGETATION

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